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Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools
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Applying for your first teaching job in BC Public Schools

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This presentation was given to the teacher education students at the University of Fraser Valley and Simon Fraser University in March 2011. …

This presentation was given to the teacher education students at the University of Fraser Valley and Simon Fraser University in March 2011.

Make a Future was invited to these two universities to speak about finding and applying for teaching jobs.

Make a Future - Careers in BC Education is a joint venture among the BC Public School Employers' Association, BC Ministry of Education and the 60 public school boards of British Columbia.

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  • Almost teacherIntro to the siteHow to create portfoliosFrench ImmersionSecondary, some Elementary Core French30 students, 4 have withdrawnK-12Any exercises?Key qualities for a successful interviewOptimistic or hopeful22-50Taught in other countriesEducation Building7600 downstairs
  • New school opening in Crawford Lake
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    • 1. Applying
      for your first
      Teaching Job
    • 2.
    • 3. Landscape of Education
    • 4. Teaching in BC
      • 60 public school districts
      • 5. Geographically + culturally diverse province
      • 6. Opportunities for teachers in various regions of the province
    • Opportunities
      • Teachers are in demand in specialty areas
      • 7. New teaching jobs on Makeafuture.ca every day.
      • 8. Generous financial allowances in rural communities and smaller districts
      • 9. Seniority is portable for continuing positions
      • 10. New schools in growing communities
      • 11. Aging population of educators
    • 25,460 openings in the next 10 years
      BC Labour Market Outlook 2009-2019
      http://www.workbc.ca/docs/BCLMOutlook.pdf
    • 12. In-demand Teachers
      Generally, demand varies from district to district
      French Immersion
      Core French
      Trades, Tech & Industrial Ed
      Senior Sciences – Physics, Chemistry
      Special Education/Learning Assistance Resource
      Aboriginal Languages
      Montessori
      Senior Math
      Counsellors & Psychologists
      Principals / Vice Principals
      Superintendents
    • 13. Hiring Process
    • 14. A Balancing Act
    • 15. How would you describe a “good” teacher?
    • 16.
    • 17. Teachers are generally evaluated on Selection Criteria

      • Subject Matter Knowledge
      • 18. Strong Planning Skills
      • 19. Instructional Skills
      • 20. Assessment Strategies
      • 21. Classroom Management Skills
      • 22. Professional Responsibility - development as a Professional Educator
    • Teaching applicants are evaluated and assessed from a variety of sources.
    • 23.
    • 24. ResumeTips
      Include relevant work experience – can be experience from your practicum
      Include a list of your relevant coursework
      Format your resume to standout, but don’t go overboard with formatting
      Maximum of two pages in length
      Always include your references
      BCTF homepage is a good reference [http://bctf.ca/OpportunitiesForMembers.aspx?id=5500]
    • 25. Cover Letters
      Tailor your cover letter to the audience
      Personalize it with an examples
      Explain why you’re the best candidate & fit?
      Use action verbs(e.g. Collaborated; Coordinated; Planned; Assessed; Evaluated)
      Spell Check and Proof Read!
    • 26. Common Interview Q’s
      Tell me about yourself
      Why do you want to work for our district?
      How did you prepare for this interview?
      What books are you reading right now?
    • 27. Behavioral Interview Questions
    • 28. How do you plan your units?
      Tell a story and consider:
      What resources did you consult?
      Did you ask for help?
      Did you look at the composition of your class?
      What’s key:
      You were thoughtful in preparing your units while consulting a variety of resources and considering your student composition
    • 29. How do you teach in a classroom?
      Tell a story and consider:
      What strategies have you used for instruction?
      How did you present material?
      How did you engage learners?
      What’s key:
      You used of a range of strategies to reach all learners in the classroom
    • 30. How do you assess and evaluate students?
      Tell a story and consider:
      What are the different methods you used to evaluate and assess student outcomes?
      What did you do with that information?
      What’s key:
      You utilized a variety of assessment strategies
      You used the results of the assessments to facilitate student learning
    • 31. How do you manage your class?
      Tell a story and consider:
      What was the worse scenario that you encountered and how did you deal with it?
      What’s key:
      You demonstrated and employed a variety tactics when dealing with classroom issues
      You are able to create a climate and environment conducive to learning
    • 32. How are you developing as a professional educator?
      Tell a story and consider:
      How have you demonstrated professional responsibility inside and outside of the classroom?
      Are you a reflective practitioner?
      What’s key:
      You have demonstrated a collaborative approach to sharing your knowledge and helping the educational community as a whole
    • 33. Interviewing Tips
      Preparation is key:
      Reflect on your best lesson, accomplishments, what you are proud of in your work
      Showcase your best work in a portfolio/binder
      Answer using the STAR technique
      Practice, practice, practice
    • 34. “It’s about tapping into your experiences, challenges and reflections on your student teaching and bringing it to life in an interview.”
      -Janet StewartDirector, Make a Future
    • 35. References
      Ask for a “good reference”
      Ask your referees what they’ll say about you
      Ask for a reference letter
      Let your referees know that you are looking for a job and that they may be contacted as your reference
    • 36. Source: Canadian HR Reporter, October 4, 2010, p.17
    • 37. Makeafuture.ca
    • 38.
      • Search and apply in BC public schools online
      • 39. See which districts are hiring and what opportunities are available
      • 40. Learn more about BC school districts and communities
      • 41. Get the latest news in BC Education
      • 42. Share jobs with friends on Facebook, Twitter and other social sites
    • www.facebook.com/makeafuture
    • 43. www.twitter.com/makeafuture
    • 44. Subscribe through Facebook
    • 45. Questions?
      visitwww.makeafuture.ca
      emailcontactus@makeafuture.ca
      followwww.Twitter.com/makeafuture
      likewww.Facebook.com/makeafuture
    • 46. Our futures are not determined simply by what we do but by how and why we do it.

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